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Moving to a new apartment is one of the most ordinary situations we can experience in our life. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most stressful activities possible. Just figuring out the logistics of transporting all your belongings between houses is a very large task and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and selecting the best company to assist you with the move, it becomes really huge and quite stressful. Fortunately there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
One crucial tip you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is good to create a list of all the things you want shipped. Such a list will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all of your things were successfully transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a great deal of various items, including a lot of small items that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you make sure they all arrived to the place of destination safely. The next important step is labelling all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the most common methods of tagging boxes is by category. So all the kitchen accessories and devices go into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as blankets in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll see how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the transporting car.
Take special care with delicate things. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles or bubble foil and label them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting fragile load and which boxes requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them prior to the removal as well as ship all the things inside separately. Any unattached things inside cupboards and cabinets can damage your furniture during transportation. It’s also good to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape so that they cannot open on the road. You may use regular Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, be certain that they will fit via front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you can transport them without disassembling (be sure to have at least one person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the only method to transport them without harm. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to have all the nails as well as bolts gathered for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea whenever you want to use the shipping car to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
Whenever securing minor things, such as books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics etc., boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s most likely that you will ne … ed more boxes than you have – however there is a couple of ways to get some more. Firstly you can get new boxes in all home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably need lots of cardboards, you can decide upon a more affordable method. Try visiting nearby stores and ask if they have any boxes they no longer need. Shops usually have a lot of needless cardboards and most of the time they are happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing textiles as well as little items. There is a quite bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a decent choice for storing textiles, magazines and little things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes as well as susceptible to breaking, if you decide to use them for shipping items with edges (like books, stationery and such). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
One of the most tricky things to transport are houseplants. It’s always safest to transport them individually, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the hauler knows what he is going to ship. A day prior to the removal water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can prior to putting the plants in a box (you need to get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting the best transport provider
Of course, besides properly securing your items for the removal, it is also crucial to find a suitable hauler. What factors should you take into consideration while selecting the right person? Price, certainly, is important, especially on longer, international routes, but it’s just one of the factors. Whenever transporting everything you have you need to in the first place take into consideration if your load will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible transport providers every question you require an answer to before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you can check out reviews given by former customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than feedback left by a person who’s already used the services of the hauler you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If you are transporting a lot of fragile things, the cost is likely to be higher. The same goes for removals between countries – domestic routes are frequently cheaper than moving your items across borders.